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For Love of Ivy

4.7 out of 5 stars 62 customer reviews

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He's a player. She's being played. Is true love in the cards? Legendary leading man Sidney Poitier and Broadway sensation Abbey Lincoln sizzle in this hip, stylish and sexy romance. Boasting an all-star supporting cast, including Beau Bridges and Carroll O'Connorand a jazzy, OscarÂ(r)-nominated* songthis one-of-a-kind love story is "excellent entertainment" (Soul Illustrated). When high-rolling hustler Jack Parks (Poitier) is blackmailed into seducing a client's naïve young housekeeper, love is the last thing on his mind. But Jack has never met anyone like Ivy Moore (Lincoln) and now he's really beginning to care for herjust as she discovers the truth! *1968: Original Song, "For Love of Ivy"

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  • Actors: Sidney Poitier, Abbey Lincoln, Beau Bridges, Nan Martin, Lauri Peters
  • Directors: Daniel Mann
  • Writers: Sidney Poitier, Robert Alan Aurthur
  • Producers: Edgar J. Scherick, Jay Weston, Joel Glickman
  • Format: Color, Letterboxed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    G
    General Audience
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: January 20, 2004
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000V499C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,948 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "For Love of Ivy" on IMDb

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This movie was set in the 60's (68 to be exact) and it had the music of one of like your typical New York romance flix think "Barefoot in the Park". Ivy (Abbey Lincoln)is a black maid to a well-to-do white family on Long Island well Ivy decides she wants to move into the city to further her education and to live amongst people like her self (black) the family just doesn't want Ivy to go they don't understand why she wants to go, they consider Ivy family... well as much as one can consider the Maid a part of your family. The family is made up of Carrol O' Conner, Beau Bridges, Nan Martin and Laurie Peters. The children soon realize that Abbey wants to leave because she wants to have a life or her own which includes a man. The son and daughter decide to "hook" Ivy up with Sidney Poitier who owns a trucks service that distributes for their Father's dept store. Sidney agrees begrudgingly to this because Beau has a way of "convincing" him (no spoilers here).

It's a cute movie Abbey Lincoln is very stylish, shy yet smart as well and Sidney Poitier was clever, smooth, hip and does wonders with his expressions LOL. There is this scene where Beau Bridges says something pretty racist and I was thinking... "Wow! did he just say that?" but Sidney's face conveyed a pause... (like he took his measure of Beau to keep to himself for later) then moved smoothly along in the conversation. As a african american watching this movie it reminded me that there are so few movies out there that potrays black love in such a positive way and I know this was a old flix but it still was a surprising pleasurable find. I didn't know what to expect but it will go on my classic favorite list of movies for sure. I highly recommend it.

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When I first saw Coming To America, I was so happy to finally see an African American romance. I was thinking 'Wow!! Wish we had more of those'... until I stumbled upon For the Love of Ivy. What an excellent love story. I wonder what other beautiful African American romances are out there yet to be re-discovered?
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ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. A REAL "CHICK FLICK", OR, FOR ANYONE WHO DOESN'T MIND A GOOD LOVE STORY! I LOVE SYDNEY POITIER AND ABBEY LINCOLN IN THIS FILM. HOWEVER, A MUCH YOUNGER BEAU BRIDGES REMINDS YOU OF WHAT A GREAT ACTOR HE IS, AND CARROLL O'CONNOR -- ALTHOUGH ONLY SEEN IN JUST A FEW SCENES -- FULLY COMMANDS HIS ROLE AS THE FATHER.

5 STARS WITHOUT A DOUBT!
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I started collecting Sidney Poitier's movies about 10 years ago. That's how I first heard the name, Abbey Lincoln. I know her now as a jazz stylist and actress. I've watched "For Love of Ivy" again and again. Each time, I watch it as if I'm seeing it for the very first time. Sidney was really a bad mamma jamma in this movie. He knew when to speak up and out and he knew when to turn his brow up and offer the "look." Love that look Sidney - it speaks volumes! The pair - Ivy and Jack - have good chemistry even though they were from 2 different worlds. By the end of the movie, I was convinced that he genuinely cared for her. Jack was Ivy's knight-in-shining-armor and I know that if there were a sequel, Ivy would have been a success as a professional. I was on pins and needles - rooting for her to get herself into the city - just as she had planned. For a time, she seemed to weaken under the pressure. The movie is so-o-o-o-o funny to me. Sidney Poitier comes across so seriously in real life that it was refreshing to see him "unveiled." Uptown Saturday Night and Let's Do It Again are "must-sees," as well. He and Bill Cosby are hilarious!!! Check out Abbey Lincoln in "Nothing But a Man." Filmmakers don't make movies like these anymore.
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Amusing, romantic and charming love story between a gambler and a house maid. Sidney Poitier is, as always, excellent throughout. Abby Lincoln
is touching, sincere and honest throughout. Beau Bridges is excellent as a young, irresponsible man who prefers to meddle in other people's lives than straighten out his own tangled web. Carroll O'Connor is most effective as a successful businessman who tries to keep his maid, Ivy, happy in her position and also, tries to retain his sanity in dealing with his irresponsible son, Beau Bridges. Well-filmed and a pleasure to watch. Poitier and
Abby Lincoln work well together -- almost charismatic!
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WHAT ELSE CAN YOU SAY ABOUT A SIDNEY POITIER MOVIE, BUT HOW WONDERFUL IT IS TO SEE AGAIN AND AGAIN. THIS ONE RANKS UP THERE WITH "IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT", AND "LILLIES OF THER FIELD". SO I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT FOR OTHERS TO ENJOY.
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Loved this movie in the 60s; love it now. Acting is great. Abby Lincoln was a jazz singer, who only made this movie, if I am correct.

Movie shows romance, courting, seduction, realistic people & dialogue. You watch and enjoy this movie.

The manipulation of Ivy's life, for the self serving needs of the Austin family, does balance out with some good intentions on their part.

When Ivy has to blow her nose, she does it cleanly; she does not blow her nose like a honking goose, then hand the snotty towel to Sidney. That showed good manners and sanitation.

Why would you hand someone a snotty anything, as they so often do in today's movies. That is just one of the gross things that many of today's audiences tolerate and think is funny/OK. It is not.
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